Beowulf's Strength

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Throughout the poem of Beowulf his resources used and those close to him eventually only fail him in the end. At first in the poem Beowulf only relies on himself and his own strength he even goes as far as to take on the monster Grendel with his bare hands and without the protection of armor he fights him as an equal he is so sure of himself that he lets the monster attack him first while “sleeping” one could argue that Beowulf’s main source of strength is his belief in himself and those around him believing in him as well. After his fight with Grendel there is almost a plot line for how his battles go. When he is about to fight Grendel’s mother he is worried and nervous this is seen by Beowulf telling the king that if he dies to take his remains

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